27 reportedly dead in Mexico fireworks explosion
- An explosion at a well-known fireworks market north of Mexico City has killed 27 people, according to local authorities.
Reuters news agency first reported the shocking casualty figure from the blaze in Tultepec early Tuesday evening.
Isidro Sanchez, the head of Tultepec emergency services, told Reuters that rescue workers still were searching the ruined marketplace and that the death toll remained preliminary.
According to reporters on the scene at the San Pablito Market, the stalls had been leveled and an acrid smell filled the air around 2:30 p.m.(Excerpt) Read more at: washingtontimes.com ...
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